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start_today last won the day on June 3

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  • Skates
    CCM U+ CL
  • Stick
    Bauer Nexus 8000 75flex Pm9
  • Gloves
    Bauer One.8
  • Helmet
    Warrior Krown pro-stock with VN Liner
  • Pants
    Easton S19
  • Shoulder Pads
    Mission Fuel 90
  • Elbow Pads
    Reebok 10k (2009 version)
  • Shin Pads
    Easton S19
  • Hockey Bag
    Reebok canvas "pro series" bag

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  1. CCM isn’t a company who posts a lot on this board. There are a few people who will post in very specific threads that they are active in for a specific time period. If you have a concern, you’re better off contacting them directly.
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    Curve Frustration - Need Recommendations

    You said “As I continue to play and improve.” How long have you been playing? At some point, this is more about technique and practice than about finding a blade to do all the work. Eventually you’ll find a blade that makes nasty 30 foot saucer passes, but you won’t be able to make a hard accurate 10 foot pass flat on the ice. Find a blade that is generally available that allows you to mostly do what you want. That additional output is on you, not equipment. The illusion of this site (which I love) is that if you just spend enough and buy the right stuff your skillset will suddenly improve without you actually doing any work.
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    Rubber butt end plug

    Ask teammates. Lots of people have them lying around. And/or ask your local shop if they have any sitting in the back. How many do you need?
  4. start_today

    Fix for "booting" or "bottoming" out?

    Are you saying 40% of your customs are True, and 35% are CCM? Or, am I misreading what you mean? What’s the other 25%?
  5. start_today

    Alibaba hockey sticks, APEX hockey/Tiuden Sports

    Can anyone verify these wildly unrealistic deals that are too good to be true? The misspelled spam email I got felt kinda dicey, but I don’t think you’re allowed to lie on the internet. I have some money to burn. Just made a sweet deal with a disposed Nigerian prince, and he’s about to wire me a bunch of money now that he has all of my banking info.
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    Small holes drilled into skate toe cap?

    Plus, think of the weight you’re reducing!
  7. start_today

    VH Footwear/TRUE by Scott Van Horne

    For those of us who don’t know the finer workings of True skates, what exactly is wrong? Thats where the tongue connects to the skate, right? Did the stitching rip, or is the material physically broken? What needs to be cemented and restitched?
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    Skates similar to x800s

    Oh, pencil test was just informational. That’s not the concern. It’s the way the skate feels. I don’t think a rebake will help. It’s like there’s fundamentally not enough material to wrap my foot as much as I’d like. Maybe the shop I went to didn’t do a good job with the punch. I’m gun shy about dropping money on skates to have them not fit in a way that makes them unusable. Current fit is just not ideal. That navicular bone pain is another level.
  9. start_today

    Skates similar to x800s

    I’ve had x800s for about nine months. I like them, but a few months ago, I started feeling like I’m having volume issues with my right foot. I just barely fail the pencil test on the fourth and fifth eyelet, but no lacebite or pain. Left skate feels absolutely great. Sometimes my right skate feels like it’s not deep enough, or like i’m not getting good enough wrap around my foot. What model supreme would correlate to the materials in the X800s? I am having trouble parsing all of the jargon. I feel like I’m landing somewhere between the S29 and 2S. When I bought them last summer, I tried on Tacks and Jetspeeds as well. Both of those ended up putting too much pressure on my accessory navicular bone. I am willing to revisit both of those, but I’ve tried punching around that bone before, and never had good results. Any thoughts or suggestions? I am trying to stay in the $500 range, so the obligatory “just get Trues or other customs” doesn’t really help. Thanks!
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    Supreme S29 vs Totalone NXG

    Can I ask the name of the shop where you got these? I’ve been thinking about a pair of supremes...
  11. start_today

    CCM Pro Stock Pant Models

    I recently picked up a pair of medium hp31. I believe those are in the same line as the hp30 & 35s. 31s might specifically be for CHL or other similar leagues. I’m 6’2”, with 32” waist in most dress pants. M with the extension zipper fit fine. It sometimes feels tight around my stomach, but good on my hips. I’m not sure about the double belt and 2 piece pant. It’s a lifestyle I’m not familiar with, but I’m getting used to it, as long as I’m not consciously thinking about it, they do the job. They have a traditional boxy fit. I put my pants on after skates with no problems at all. I don’t know the exact weight, but I’d say 3ish pounds. When I weighed them, they were the exact same weight as my large Covert DT2 pants. These few like they run a little warm, but it’s also been kinda hot since I got them, so it might just be me adjusting to summer hockey.
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    Is this a real CCM PMT trigger 2

    I kinda feel like you are burying the lead, which is a Darren Dreger custom stick. Anyone have a lead on a pair of Elliotte Friedman MIC Franchises?
  13. start_today

    Best “non-compression” skating socks

    Are those the black Nikes that comes like 3/4 of the way up your calf? Those were anything but “non-compression” for me. I recently quit wearing about those, because it would take me an extra twp minutes to get them on, as compared to other socks. I felt like the foot was really tight, and had to force them on inch by inch to get it around my heel and settled correctly.
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    Warrior Alpha AK27 SL

    I haven’t used the QX or the QX Pro, but I have used the Alpha AK27, and the QX3. I liked the blade feel of the QX3, but the AK27 SL blade plays both like it’s too lively, and like I don’t have good puck feel. I mean lively like I need to concentrate extra to take passes, pucks seem more likely to bounce of the blade, where another blade it would stay where I want it. A) Does that description even make sense B) Does the blade on the QX and QX Pro play like the SL? The way the puck bounces off the blade on the SL has religated it to back up status after only a few uses.
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    Women’s breezers with better protection

    FWIW, in case someone else is looking for womens pants, my wife has been buying the 2nd to top tier Supreme and then Nexus pants and she loves them. Everyone’s bodies are different. It’s just trying stuff on until you like it? Do women in college and on pro teams tend to wear the “women’s cut” of pants and shoulder pads? Or do they just wear the typical “men’s” pads?